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Post Reply Does the freedom of speech means the freedom to insult?
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Posted 1/6/16
I really don't know why this is a question. The freedom of speech is just that. It incompeses all speech as long as your not inciting violence.
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Posted 1/6/16 , edited 4/12/16
Yes and no. It depends on what you say and how you say it. If you say something directly to someone implying harm that can constitute assault. Ex "I don't like your ugly face so I'm going to rearrange it." actually following through with that threat it then becomes Battery. Also If you were to say "Barney the dinosaur likes to molest leprechauns" Barney could turn around and sue you for defamation of name. Also try flying on a plane and saying "I have a bomb" your freedom of speech rights would not cover you in that instance. And try telling a coworker they have a nice A** You can be both fired and brought up on charges. That said if you were to yell out loud in public that you love Justin Beiber. I guess that would be ok...Or not.
Posted 1/6/16
Nope. Freedom of speech just means you can say your opinion on things without being persecuted. It shouldn't mean you can verbally harass people.
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Posted 1/9/16
Yes. Until it becomes a threat.
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Posted 1/10/16
Depends. Yes, but not to the point of slander
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Posted 1/10/16

40YearOldVirgin wrote:

Nope. Freedom of speech just means you can say your opinion on things without being persecuted. It shouldn't mean you can verbally harass people.


You're the first nope I've seen.
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Posted 1/12/16
NOPE freedom of speech = freedom to say whatever. doesnt mean you cant be punished tho.
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Posted 4/3/16
The First Amendment grants us that right, but should we demoralize others because we have that right? No!!!
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Posted 4/11/16
Yes, just prepare to suffer the consequences if you mess up. Don't expect for nothing to happen if spout anything like bomb or death threats to people.
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Posted 4/12/16
Yes, this should include hate speech. Doesn't mean you should though. I'm just saying as far as law is concerned it shouldn't matter.
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Posted 4/12/16 , edited 4/12/16
Just because you can say something doesn't mean you should. Freedom always comes with personal responsibility.
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It does. I also have the right to insult them back if I so choose.< Probably won't but it's nice to have the option. I'll just fantasize about giving them the ultimate sick burn.
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Posted 4/12/16
Legally, yes. Imo just because you can doesn`t mean you should, or even that its a good idea.
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Posted 4/12/16
Sticks and stones!
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Posted 4/15/16
HA!
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